Ep 316: Balldazzled

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 31, 2019

Facebook furor; Davos reveals our AI future; data saving except for ads; Huawei charged; electric scooters are dangerous, shocking; scoot scooping; Net Neutrality benefits don’t exist; the Punisher; Ted Bundy; the Passage; the Dropout; the Traveler; Digital Minimalism; reply all apocalypse; let them eat cold goat.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

The facts about Facebook

PersonalData.IO

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite

The robot revolution will be worse for men

This historian wasn’t afraid to confront the billionaires at Davos about their greed

The Fleecing of Millennials

Pete Buttigieg Thinks All the 2020 Democrats Are Too Old

IN THE NEWS

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

US charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets and violating sanctions

Study: Electric scooters sending lots of riders to emergency rooms with injuries

DC Bill Would Give Scooter, E-Bike Riders More Legal Rights

Scooter Removal LLC., impounds dockless scooters and bikes for free

Why Facebook Must Be Very Careful Combining Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

It’s Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

MEDIA CANDY

The Punisher Season 2

Conversations with a killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

The Passage

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin

The Dropout

AT THE LIBRARY

The Traveler: Book One of the Fourth Realm Trilogy by John Twelve Hawks

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

OpenAudible

MORON OF THE WEEK

In 2019 People Have Decided To Start Glittering Their Dogs’ Testicles

The Big Lebowski Super Bowl Ad Is a Crime Against Humanity

Austin teen arrested for robbing a bank after using a Jump scooter as his getaway vehicle

Mark Zuckerberg Once Killed Goat With Stun Gun And Served It As Dinner, Per Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: The Rolling Stone Interview

As many as 11,543 Microsoft employees got swept up in a reply-all email apocalypse

Obo raises $8.2m to help startups avoid making things no one asked for

FEEDBACK LOOP

How to turn off FaceTime and avoid Apple’s eavesdropping bug

VeoRide grows to more than 7,000 users at Texas A&M

Goodnotes vs Notability

NCC-1701 Rocking Horse

Keyless cars unlock rich pickings for thieves

MyKeyHero

We need to rewrite the gig economy’s dehumanizing, unethical code

Kid won’t give up passcode

Judge ruled to provide the passcode

People Keep Injuring Themselves on Electric Scooters, Study Finds

Deliveroo users are getting defrauded – and it could be fined millions for it

He Reported on Facebook. Now He Approaches It With Caution.